Fall Road Trip Ideas With Your Beau Or Your Bestie

The North American continent has some really interesting natural riches to offer any road trip goer. When the air becomes fresh and crisp in the morning and the foliage gets vibrant and red, you know that the best is yet to come. Sure, we all love long summer days, basking in the sun. But in the fall, that is when we can re-discover the true beauty of life. You can definitely smell roasted marshmallows in the air, or drink some hot chocolate while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Also, did someone mention pumpkin spice?

Fall is the perfect time to hit the open road and explore all that this country has to offer. There’s just something about being on the open road that feels freeing. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next road trip, look no further. We’ve put together a list of some of the best places to go and things to see across the United States.

So grab your keys and your best friend or family member, and get ready for an adventure.

Equipment you will need

Assuming you’re driving, you’ll need a car in good working condition with a full tank of gas. You should also have a map of the area you’ll be visiting and a GPS system or phone app to help with navigation. 

If you want to add a whole new level to your adventure, you can stay a bit longer and enjoy camping. Imagine the peace of mind when it is just you, some amazing nature and the starry sky above you. For this adventure, you will need a sleeping bag, a tent, and some really durable cast iron cookware because there is no better thing than making some tasty food outdoors… take your cooking skills to the next level. Maybe you will make the next viral video showcasing some serious cooking/ survival skills outdoors.

If you’re staying in hotels, be sure to bring along your credit card and ID. And finally, don’t forget to pack your sense of adventure!

Appalachian Trail for ones with an appetite for adventure

The Appalachian Trail is a 2,180+ mile long trail that spans from Georgia to Maine. The trail is known for its stunning fall foliage, as well as its challenging hiking trails. While the entire trail takes several months to complete, there are many sections that can be done at a weekend or even a day hike. Whether you’re looking for a challenging hike or a leisurely stroll through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, the Appalachian Trail is sure to please.

No matter where you start, you have some really amazing adventures ahead. Some of the most famous sections of the Appalachian trail include:

– The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The 70,000-acre recreation area stretches across between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, a land marked by impressive oak-dominated hardwood forests and seasonal beauty.
– The McAfee Knob, the Dragon’s Tooth and Tinker Cliffs have been dubbed Virginia’s “Triple Crown” of hiking because these three sites are some of the best hikes in the state. You need to see it for yourself to understand the hype.
– Glastonbury wilderness… it had a significant place in history, being a hub for mining and lumber. Until the forest decided to reclaim it once again. So you can enjoy this fantastic scenery rich in spruce and birches.

Appalachian trail is rich in wildlife and legends as well. If you like to tell scary stories besides your campfire, you simply can’t imagine a better place. Not-a-deer or wendigo? We hope that you won’t be meeting these guys on your hiking trip but these stories will definitely elevate your experience and sense of adventure.

Gulf Coast in Autumn

The Gulf Coast is a beautiful place to visit in the autumn months. The weather is cooling down, but the days are still warm and sunny. This makes for perfect beach days or exploring all the unique attractions the Gulf Coast offers. We always recommend visiting popular Fall food festivals. For all foodies out there, you will get the opportunity to try some of the most fantastic seafood in your life.

The fall season is peak time for many types of seafood, so be sure to enjoy some while you’re here. And one bonus thing…shhhh… did you know that during the fall season you can easily get an upgrade when it comes to your accommodation? Venues and hotels are busy during summer and things become a bit slower in fall. Then you can enjoy fantastic accommodation on a budget. Fishing trips are also something worth trying.

Great lakes Michigan

The Great Lakes region is a beautiful place to explore in the fall. Michigan, which is called Michi Gami in the native Ojibwa language, was carved by glaciers thousands of years ago. The lakes created by this process are the natural icons of the state.

Make the most of autumn near Lake Michigan with a scenic drive on Michigan’s M-22. The route begins near Manistee, in Michigan’s prime fruit country, and is full of bright fall colors. You can visit amazing apple orchards and drink apple cider. Take time to admire fruit trees heavy with ripe fruit and stop at a roadside produce stand before approaching the dramatic hills and blazing colors of this scenic national park.

If you’re planning a road trip to the Great Lakes region this fall, be sure to add Michigan to your itinerary. Michigan is home to some of the most gorgeous scenery in the country, and there’s plenty to see and do here. From exploring the charming small towns to participating in outdoor activities, you’re sure to have a great time on your Michigan road trip.

Great river road

The Great River Road is one of the most scenic routes in the United States. It follows the Mississippi River from its headwaters in Minnesota to its mouth in Louisiana. Along the way, it passes through 10 states and hundreds of towns and villages.

Because the route follows the river, there are many places where you can get terrific views of autumn colors.

There are also many interesting attractions along the route. In Minnesota, you can visit the headwaters of the Mississippi at Itasca State Park. Further south, you can tour Mark Twain’s boyhood home in Hannibal, Missouri or take a steamboat ride on the Mississippi. In Arkansas, you can explore Hot Springs National Park or drive through the Ozarks. And in Louisiana, you can tour plantation homes or take a Swamp Tour to see alligators and other wildlife up close.

Whether you’re looking for scenic beauty or interesting attractions, the Great River Road is a great place to spend a fall road trip!

About The Author

Stacey is a freelance writer living in Minnesota with her cat, and she’s passionate about yoga, languages, home improvement, and drinking strong coffee. Find her on Twitter @StaceyShann0n